We are less free than at any point in our history (slavery excluded of course). Sure, we’ve made some great strides in our regards to civil rights, especially recently.
But our society is more dependent on the State, by far, than we ever have been. We’ve long ago stopped having a government of, by and for the people. And the polity has welcomed it with open arms, in the name of convenience and submission.
That said, I would rather live in, and give service to, no other nation as this.Maybe we’ll get it right someday…..
From Raven’s Rook:
I know, a lot of people nowadays just say ‘Happy 4th of July!’, but that doesn’t remind us why we celebrate this day.
We celebrate the day that a group of people declared to the world that Government had certain limits, and that when any government overstepped its bounds, that it was not only acceptable, but right and proper for the citizens of that government to stand up en masse and say ‘NO’. Enforcing it with firearms, if necessary.
Today, we have people who claim to be patriots, but spew hatred and distrust, lies and fear.
These people are not patriots. If your every action, your every word, attacks the very concepts that created this country, you cannot call yourself a patriot. No – when you act that way, you are the worst kind of traitor. You are a destroyer of the values that made this country.
If you are in power and act that way, you are worse than a traitor.